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Packhorse Bridge, Melksham Without

Description: Packhorse Bridge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 November 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 433820

OS Grid Reference: ST8820662082
OS Grid Coordinates: 388206, 162082
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3577, -2.1708

Location: Melksham Without, Wiltshire SN12 8NZ

Locality: Melksham Without
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN12 8NZ

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Listing Text

BROUGHTON GIFFORD MELKSHAM ROAD
ST 86 SE
(off south side)
4/79 Packhorse Bridge
13.11.62
II

Packhorse bridge over River Avon. 1725. Dressed limestone. Four
segmental arches of different heights, highest one is second from
the west. Cutwaters with stepped coped tops on upstream side,
rectangular buttresses on downstream side, plat band to level of
footway. Cobble footway with high plain parapet with pitched top,
flared at approaches. Said to have been built as packhorsee bridge
between Whaddon and Broughton Gifford, 1725. Repaired by County
Council 1856. Various grafitti under main arch including name G.L.
Cook, 1887. A very well preserved example.
(Countryside Treasures, 1969)


Listing NGR: ST8820662082

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Source: English Heritage

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